In this marvelous time of social networking, social news, and…ample alternatives to being “real life” social, one of the most underestimated and useful is Twitter. I say “underestimated” because, while it is ridiculously populated, it is mostly used by advertisers, companies, promoters, individuals who want an outlet to share their experiences and, well, promote themselves.
The average internet user, it seems, is not part of the Twitter Community. I could be wrong, of course. It is not unlikely that I have a fairly limited perspective on how immersed the general public is with modern internet phenomena. But, from what I’ve seen and experienced, Twitter is more of an Adult (not specifically) oriented site for Networking and Just-For-Fun Blogging.
At the moment, I am only able to follow up to 2,000 individuals on Twitter…and that’s more than enough. Out of those 2,000, here’s a list of some of the most interesting and constantly up-to-date people to check out on Twitter. Hopefully they’ll return the favor.
In no particular order:
Super Dudes Power Squad! –Hey, it’s us! I have to include it…probably not first…but I’m awfully full of myself.
Rainn Wilson –Yes, that Rainn Wilson.
James Gunn –Film Maker and all around Awesome Guy.
Tay Zonday –Oh, Chocolate Rain…is there anything you haven’t taught us?
Taylor Swift –I wonder how people can watch TMZ and Access Hollywood and all that bullshit when your favorite celebrities have their actual media outlets so close to your fingertips that you might actually be able to talk right fucking to them!
Casey McKinnon –Producer, actress and Media Geek.
Tina Fey –No, not that Tina Fey…YES, that Tina Fey.
Baby Sinead – A pretentious bitch that you may have seen naked. I owe her.
Jessie Lee – Another wonderful girl who I owe the exposure to. Not that she’s not getting enough exposure on her own…and on her site.
Bella Vendetta – It’s not a coincidence that these people are in order. I owe Bella as well.
Tech Babe – Fun to talk to and always extremely informative.
Angelique Leclair –Wonderful personality and if we ever conclude our interview, you’ll see that as well.
Think Geek –Lots of news and always has interesting articles.
Joanna Angel –Being on the Burning Angel street team, I figured it’s only fair to give her a mention.
Georgette –Gcrush is always friendly and willing to make new friends. Her exhaustingly interesting life is always refreshing and fun to hear about, whether you care or not.
Dr. Tobias Funke–Obviously not the real doctor, but hilarious nonetheless.
R5 Productions –If you like music and you live in Philadelphia, R5 is essential. For instance, if I weren’t following R5, I would never know that I’m missing Kimya Dawson tonight.
Game Trailers –It is what it sounds like.
Travel Addict –A blogger who, as his name would suggest, likes to write about his travels…and he’s always seeking to improve.
Greg Grunberg –Officer Matt Parkman from Heroes. Yup.
Anderson Cooper –He’s from the news! And he gets input from you! That can’t be safe.
Kieran Manzi –Total Gaming Network’s Twitter Personality.
Fork You! –Philadelphia Culinary Webshow
Rachel Maddow –Known Twitterer and technology nerd with her own MSNBC show.
Steve Jobs –See what it’s like inside the mind…er…iPhone of a Billionaire.
Chris Bartlett –a Gay Community Organizer from Philly with a lot to say.
Brea Grant –I thought I’d end this list with another actor from Heroes. She’s not quite as fast on Twitter, but always fun to read.
With that, I’m going to pull the plug and admit that I’m bored with looking through my list of the 2000 people that I follow. Not everyone is interesting. You know that.
But Twitter is fun and intriguing (at times) and it’s worth checking out if you haven’t already. There are many many people who didn’t make this list either because I didn’t get to you and ran out of energy, or because you’re just not as interesting as you think you are.